Aussie Musicians Are Roasting Cory Bernardi Over His “Conservatives 100” Countdown
"Go fuck yourself @corybernardi".
Yesterday Australian Conservatives leader and notorious muppet Cory Bernardi launched the Australian Conservatives 100 as an alternative to triple j’s Hottest 100. Shockingly, Australian musos wanted absolutely nothing to do with it.
Bernardi is upset by triple j’s decision to move the Hottest 100 from January 26 to a date which is less offensive to Indigenous Australians.
“As taxpayer-funded Triple J and their ‘Hottest 100’ abandon our national day for political correctness, we’re inviting you to cast your vote by telling us your favourite 3 tracks from our #AC100 playlist,” reads the voting form on the Australian Conservatives’ website.
The playlist in question includes songs by a number of iconic Australian artists, including Cold Chisel, John Farnham and Men At Work.
But not everyone was excited to be featured on Cory’s little list. On Wednesday evening, Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes tweeted at Bernardi demanding the band’s track ‘To The Moon and Back’ be removed from the playlist.
Hi @CoryBernadi and @AuConservatives. I do not want to be associated with you, your party or your views. Remove my music from this stunt or expect contact from my publisher @SonyATV https://t.co/fBmVisypLz
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) 17 January 2018
Bernardi responded a short time later telling Hayes to “get over yourself”.
— Cory Bernardi (@corybernardi) 17 January 2018
Hayes has since reached out to a number of other musicians featured on the playlist, including Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena and Kylie Minogue, asking if they were alright with the Australian Conservatives using their music as part of a cheap political stunt.
Are you guys cool with the far right Australian Conservatives using our music to promote their agenda? Because I’m not. What say you @kylieminogue @JimmyBarnes @anuchristine @pgarrett @INXS @bernardfanning @paulkelly @tinaarena @Lisa_Veronica @TheVeronicas @Jessicaveronica https://t.co/fBmVisypLz
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) January 17, 2018
Meanwhile, the boys from Hilltop Hoods, whose song ‘1955’ was also included on the playlist, had this to say.
Go fuck yourself @corybernardi.
— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) January 17, 2018
Hey, we were all thinking it.